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Netgear Routers - How to Set Up DNS Filters

Note: For standard DNS, access is controlled by IP address. This is to prevent abuse of our servers by bad actors. When you sign in on the FreeFiltering website, your IP address is automatically whitelisted. Before changing your router's DNS settings, just make sure you sign in from a device on your WiFi first so that your house's IP is added to your account. You can always manually add/remove IPs in account management also.

Step 1
Sign into your Netgear router's admin page at http://192.168.1.1 or http://192.168.0.1, depending on which model you have.

Step 2
Netgear has two primary interfaces with different ways of performing the next step: If you see a BASIC and ADVANCED tab along the top, choose Basic followed by the Internet option on the left. If you don't have those two tabs along the top, choose Basic Settings.

Step 3
Choose the Use These DNS Servers option in the Domain Name Server (DNS) Address section.

Step 4
In the Primary DNS spot, put the address of your 1st  "Standard DNS Server".  This address can be found on your "Settings" page (e.g. 35.231.153.40 - the number of digits may vary).

Step 5
In the Secondary DNS spot, put the address of your 2nd "Standard DNS Server".  (e.g. 34.74.96.85)

Step 6
If you have a third field, you can just leave it blank.

Step 7
Click Apply to save the settings.

Step 8
If you're asked to reboot the router, go ahead and do that.

Step 9
Whichever computer(s) or device(s) you're using should be restarted so that it can reconnect to your router and get the new DNS information.

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